Madison Man Arrested for 4th Offense OWI

  • Case number: 14-00204
  • Incident date: February 5, 2014, 2:54 pm
  • Incident type: Alcohol - OWI
  • Location/address: University Ave near N. Orchard St

The UW-Madison Police Department arrested a Madison man for his 4th Operating While Intoxicated offense, a felony.

On Wednesday, February 5, at approximately 2:50 p.m., a UWPD officer noticed a vehicle drifting into the bike lane on University Avenue, near North Orchard Street.  Upon further investigation, the vehicle’s registration was also expired.

The officer stopped the vehicle – the driver, 28 year old Daniel Pirsch of Madison, had slurred speech and told the officer he had consumed a half pint of vodka.  The officer also noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle.

Officers conducted a field sobriety test, which Pirsch failed – a preliminary breath test indicated his blood alcohol content was .24, three times the legal driving limit.

Pirsch was arrested and booked into the Dane County Jail.